Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Capt. Dennis L. Pintor

30, of Lima, Ohio.
Pintor died when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol vehicle. He was assigned to 20th Engineer Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. Died on October 12, 2004.

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"I am so sorry for Cpt. Dennis Pintor's death in Iraq. He is one of Ohio's Fallen Heroes. As the State Coordinator of Ohio for the National Quilt Project, Home of the Brave, I am trying to locate his wife and parents in order to send them a special quilt made in honor and memory of his service. He is one of 15 more soldiers that I am trying to locate parents or/and spouses. As the daughter of a WWII Screaming Eagle Veteran, I will keep working to find someone for all our Ohio Fallen Heroes. Please pass on my message if you know the family. My email is guidguru@yahoo.com
Gone But Not Forgotten!
Janet Alderman
Home of the Brave
Ohio State Coordinator"
Janet Alderman of Elyria, Ohio

"D, I was out and in the civilian world. You gave me a new purpose to get back in the fight. I joined JIEDDO as soon as I could and have been there ever since. Think about you all the time, bro."
Jake Bursack of Mililani, HI

"Dennis, you were a great friend and words can't express how much you are missed. You were always so full of contagious energy and always had such a positive outlook on life. In marching band and soccer it was clear that you were a natural born leader and it is clear that those traits carried you on to West Point and beyond. I remeber the way you could make anyone laugh at anytime. I can still see you at a cookout in your parents backyard, doing every silly dance move you could think of, from the "lawn mower" to the "running man" while the rest of us cracked up laughing. I remeber the way you would embarass girls by politely asking them to stop staring at your butt, and then when they said they weren't, you would calmly explain to them that you could tell they were because your butt was getting warm from their staring. They never got mad, either. They just smiled and blushed as you laid on that Dennis Pintor charm. I strive everyday to let my light shine as bright as yours did. I will remember you always for the impact you had on my life and the sacrifice you made for all of us."
Sean Darlington of West Jefferson, OH

"Sir, I pray I join your ranks again! You are Loved always and forever!"
Barracuda 36d of Ft. Recovery, Ohio

"There are no words to express how moving it is to read these posts from people all over the world. People who were touched by Dennis, his presence, hunger for life, love for his family,service to his country, and bravery for his ultimate sacrifice. I'm lucky enough to know Dennis in a different context, one that is as real as the soldier set out on a mission. My hero, is my big brother who has been an inspiration for as long as I can remember. His love for us ran deep, just as his love for the Army; because we were all his family. After 9 years, he still sends me messages reminding me he is always looking after me. He has changed my life forever."
Diana Setser of Decatur, GA USA

"It feels like yesterday that were throwing tiles around on a mahjongg table or celebrating a holiday amongst the Lima Pinoys with lots of food and laughter. You have touched me and so many others in this world through your sacrifice. I miss you every single day, pare, I know a little part of you lives in all of us and that is why we've stayed so close over all these years. As the tattoo on my left arm says in Filipino script, "Captain Dennis L. Pintor, you are my hero.""
Sean G. Abelita of Atlanta, GA

"Remembering you on this special day brother....I miss you Barracuda 6. Memorial Day 2012"
Calvin Kroeger of West Point, NY

"Remembering you on this special day brother....I miss you Barracuda 6."
Calvin Kroeger of West Point, NY

"""A life time will not be long enough for us to forget...

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

Author Unknown

Veteran's Day 2010"

"Thinking of you a lot lately brother. I'm here at West Point where you are each and every day with me. Cynthia, my daughter, placed a flag for you on Monday. I've been checking on it everyday. I miss you."
Calvin Kroeger of West Point, NY

"A life time will not be long enough for us to forget...

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

Author Unknown

In Loving Memory of CPT Dennis Pintor"

"I miss you Dennis! I think of you often, especially on this date! God bless you and your family!

To the Pintor family- I'm sorry you lost him, but so glad that you had him in your lives. He was a Super-Soldier of the highest caliber, and I'm sure much more than that to you!

You are missed, Dennis."

"Thinking of you today and always CPT. P. Pintor's boys always "Got it"!"
Billy K. of Baltimore

"Pintor Family et al, Belated...My thoughts and prayers always (and have been) to you (and Bobby-God Bless you for joining your brother's ranks, taking the risk), even to this day in mid summer 2010. Am writing to you as served in both Iraqi and Enduring Freedom endeavors on active duty.

While I cannot relate to the loss of immediate family, I can relate to the loss of friends in combat. It is tougher somedays more than others. I wake up and say many mornings, "Charlie Mike" (continue mission).

Not a day goes by that I don't think about the news in Oct 2004 or day's present. Dennis-what an honorable member of society and representation of patriotism to our country. I'm not only proud of him, but the idea that small town Ohio became a big enough idea through him to change the eyes and future of another nation. It hit home again for me today, hearing of another fallen comrade. Protect the war fighter, here to serve.

I knew Bobby in H.S. at Elida, we graduated same year. The Pintor family was and is always upstanding and I pray always for the best that God be with you and yours."
Anne (Moor) Lane of Washington D. C.

"When 12 Oct came this year, I felt a sense of pride instead of the guilt I had been wearing since the night CPT P took our spot on the patrol. I'll never forget you guys driving by us, yelling and laughing as you passed by.

Instead of recounting the incident as it played out in front of me in 2004, I though to myself (or maybe it was you telling me) "I GOT IT!"

Thanks for being the best there was and for leaving a legacy of your high standard for all of "Pintor's boys" to carry on."
Billy K. of Baltimore, MD

"I was not lucky enough to meet Dennis, but I know and love his family. His selfless sacrifice will never be forgotten. His beautiful wife and daughter will carry on his legacy. I send my love to Stacy, Rhea, and the rest of the Pintor family"
Marissa of Reading, Ma

"Today is a solemn remembrance of one of the greatest individuals I will ever know; CPT Dennis Loyd Pintor. For as long as I serve, I will strive to lead by your example and with your Vigor. We will never forget you or your sacrafice."
SFC(P) Anthony DuBois of Augusta, GA

"It is all to easy to let your daily routine dictate everything. It takes my loving wife, my little Nola and our amazing family, to remind me of what we are so lucky to have. I spend my days working to be the best man that I can possibly be. A man that Dennis can be proud to call his brother. I see and feel his presence in the eyes of our family and the people he has touched. I can only hope that I can live my life with the same giving spirt and determination that Dennis has shown all that have had the privelage to know him. I make him a promise to always be there for Diana and our family, I love you! I will always make time for Stacy and Rhea, you mean the world to me! Thank you to our family for showing me what love is.

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality . Wake Up and Live!” ~Bob Marley"
Jeff Setser of Columbus, Ohio

"My brother accomplished more in 30 years than most accomplish in a lifetime twice as long. Of course my memories of him are from the years we grew up, side by side as a family, him as my role model for the kind of person I could only hope to be someday. They say that time heals that heart, but I will tell you that there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Dennis and the legacy he left behind. I can only hope that he feels I am serving my time here on earth, in a manner he would be very proud of. Treat your life, time, love, family and friends as your most prized possessions, they should never be taken for granted."
Diana Pintor Setser of Columbus, OH USA

"I never want to forget the sacrifices of so many young men and women. I am so proud it makes me cry. I understand in theory only that war is a part of human nature but so is love and caring. I wish I could take the families pain away but I can't. I am committed to loving ALL people, myself and our environment. I am committed to working on my happiness everyday because so many have died for my freedom to live my life. Thank you is not enough but it is all I have. All my love and respect. ogersteiner@yahoo.com"
Scott Steiner of Gahanna, OH / USA

"Dennis was my classmate at West Point. I also went through the Engineer Officer Basic Course with him. He helped me as well as everyone else through it all. He was a good friend and an inspiring leader! I will never forget his sense of humor and his kindness. Well done- Be thou at Peace."
MAJ Therese Obidinski of Fort Hood Texas

"To all the lucky ppl that Cpt. Dennis Lloyd Pintor touched in his short time on earth.,
My name is Robert (Bobby) Pintor and D was my brother. Like most ppl I looked up to Dennis as a mentor and a friend. Dennis's accomplishments in the military are what helped me to decide on a military career as well. I was a young, inexperienced, naive young man at 20 yrs old and had no idea what to do with my life. Dennis's choice of service to a cause bigger than himself helped me see that there was more to life than what we grew up in, in Lima OH. I chose to join the Army as well and spent almost four yrs in the 82nd Airbourne 2/325 of Ft. Bragg. During that time I and my brother flourished as men and came to realize the joys and hardships of life.
It is because of my experience with the military life that I took his death so hard. I literally had dreadful nightmares about the way he died for months. I could envision his Humvee exploding in front of me every time I closed my eyes. I fell into a deep depression and used his death as an excuse to abuse drugs and almost ruin my life as well.
Luckily I found Marissa and she helped me face my demons and work my way through rehab. If it wasn't for her and my nuclear family there would be two dead Pintor brothers.
Now, five years later, I am still struggling to live my life the way Dennis would have wanted me to. I miss you bro and I think about you and Stacy and Rhea all the time. I'm tired of feeling sorry for my loss and I want to live like you did. With a full steam of head, and a focus and direction. Dennis touched so many ppl in his short time. That is evident by the postings on this page. I hope that his lovely daughter Rhea will live the long and fullfiling life the her father would have wanted. I am so thankful for all my brothers and sisters who wear the uniform of a soldier. You make us all proud. I am thankful that you remember my bro with the love and affection that I do. God bless our fallen and god bless the United States of America."
Robert Greg Pintor of Boston MA

"I knew Dennis and his brother from high school. I wish I knew he was at Ft. Hood. I was stationed at Hood until 99. 1st Cav. as well. 1st of the 107th Armored Cav. I have more respect for the Pintor family and Dennis and Bobby especially than just about any other people I knew in high school. I still remember my brother calling me to tell me Dennis had past. My condolences to the Pintor family. “Drive on Captain.”"
David Shellaberger of Lima,Ohio

"Dennis and I were in CCD class and made our First Communion together at St. Gerard's. I was saddened to hear of his passing. I have thought of him and his family often since this happened. I am sorry that he had to go before his time. A true Hero. May the memories left bring you comfort and strength."
Anna Mustaine-Bennett of Lima, Ohio

"Hey Sir Iam sooo soooooooooorrrrrryyyyyyy that it took me sooooo long to talk to you but it is hard. I miss you sooooo much. I wish that you was here with me and leading me. You was one of the best Company Commander's that I had. I remember that day when you "highly encouraged us" to respect the local nationals and then hell broke loose. You was our leader and I will say you would be proud of us because we conducted ourselves as you would have liked. We didn't want to but you instilled that into us so we had no other chance but to do it. You was our hero and stood fro everything we stood for. We stayed Barracudda and will always be Barracudda 4 life. Love you Sir."
SSG Barksdale

"September 27, 2008
To the family of Capt. Dennis L. Pintor:
Dennis gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"my husband david rhine was a very good friend of dennis and is to this day going through a hard time dealing with all the friends he has lost over the years god bless to your family"
tamara Rhine of killeen, tx 76543

"Already having a family of role models, Dennis Pintor blended in amongst my older brothers with great ease. When Dennis was a cadet at West Point, our family sponsored him and he became a great friend to my brothers as well as my parents. I developed a special bond with Dennis because we both had a passion for the game of soccer. A simple thing to have in common but its something about him that I will never forget. When Dennis would visit our home at West Point he would always take time that he could have better spent relaxing on the couch, catching up on some sleep, or eating a home cooked meal to drag me out into the yard and show me a new move to practice. When he would be playing Intramural rugby or soccer at target hill field, after his games were over and the rest of the Cadets would start their walk back up to the barracks I remember Dennis would seek out the field where my youth team was playing and he would come help out, watch, or just say hello to me and my teammates. Every time I touch a soccer ball, including the 4 years I spent playing Division 1 soccer, remnants of the drills that Dennis taught me are ever present in my own abilities. Always good for a laugh, but as respectful and genuine a person as you will ever find. Dennis Pintor would have been the best man in my brothers wedding had he not fallen victim in Iraq, and It was with a heavy heart that I stood beside my brother in his place. He is one of those people in my life that i will always associate with positivity, the first to crack a joke when needed, tell you the truth you needed to hear when you would much rather lie to yourself and take the easy way out, and to extend a hand to someone in need other than himself. He would even call my own mother " MA ". Haha... Still making me smile... And there is not a doubt that he always will... God bless everyone that has a hard time filling the enormous void that his absence has left in their lives. -"
Jeff M of New York, NY

"Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you. You made the TOC more fun! LOL. I know you're family really misses you!"
Marlo Rice of Harker Heights, Tx

"I was a member of C Co 1-12 and was stationed in Iraq with the Captain. I knew him well and often joked as he came across the hall of the building we shared with 20th Eng. He always liked our coffee better. I remember speaking to him the day they rolled out before he was taken. Great man, even better leader. His loss was felt hard. The guys both in 20th Eng and C 1-12 took his loss greatly."
SPC Ghering of Venice, FL

"I will never for get any of you, Sir! This veterans day was extremely hard on me. I still feel you all everyday. You and all of "Pintor's Boys" kept me going this year in Samarra, Iraq. There are two new members of the squad in heaven, PFC Guanky and CPL Widner. I miss you all. "Barracudas""
SSG Frost, Michael A. of Fort Campbell, KY

"Stacy, Rhea, and Dennis,
You are always in our thoughts and our prayers. Today was a harder day than any other day this year. Today, two years ago we lost a loving husband, a dedicated father, a son, and a brother that no one will ever replace. You will be immortalized in our hearts and remembered everyday as you walk alongside us.

I will never be able to put into words the feelings that I have remembering the great times we shared. As a close friend and a brother in arms, I will always look skyward knowing you are guiding me every inch of the way.

Stacy and Rhea, my family is always here and I will forever be here to help at anytime. Dennis is the BEST commander I have ever known, and as I am in the chute for an Airborne Sapper Company, I ask myself, what would Dennis do? He would simply say "I've got it!!!" and lead from the front. He is a man I try to mirror, because he is my HERO.

GOD BLESS....and Old Barracudas Live Strong"
CPT Calvin Kroeger of Fort Richardson, Alaska

"I'm blessed to know such a great American hero. I still remember clearly how you PMCS your own vehicle while PVT O'Brian, your driver was taking a smoke break. And Boatright, we'll go shooting some day! SSG Pena, I did my best."
SGT Pham Long D. Medic of Austin, TX

"even though i never got the chance to meet dennis my husband was attached to his unit while they served in iraq and they worked together. My husband remembers everyone he was with that year and everyone they lost. I am truley sorry and wish i would have had the chance to meet him in person your family is always in my prayers and god bless all of our service members and their families"
virginia gannon of Wheeler AAF , HI

"We are one of the more then 2,700 folks here in Lynchburg, we have a flag from the Healing Fields in memory of Capt. Dennis Pintor placed on our front lawn.
Betty & Joseph LeBlanc
Betty & Joe LeBlanc of Amherst, VA

"Cpt Pintor was one of the best officers, soldiers, father, and men I will ever have the honor of knowing. We worked in the ABE together in Iraq until he moved to take company command. He was definately my mentor and taught me much. I will never forget pre-deployment when we worked late playing music trivia, then once we were in Iraq playing push-ups for knowledge... I wonder if he knew we (Ob, Duck, and myself) cheated to get him to do pushups... You will always live in my heart and will be missed."
SGT Rachel Pitts of Fort Hood, Texas

"Cpt. Pintor was a great guy and will always be missed!! I was with A.co 20th en mechanic! I was with him though on the live fire mission!! Thanks for all the memories!!

Paul Beagle (bepa2005@hotmail.com)"
Paul Beagle of Indiana

"To the family of:Dennis L. Pintor I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"Dennis, I got it!!!! I spend everyday of my life walking with you right next to me. You were an unbelievable teacher, coach, and mentor. More importantly you were my best friend. The first time we meet at West Point on the pistol team is something I will cherish forever. You always gave me the azimuth check in everything I did, and you made it all worthwhile. Serving as your XO in Iraq was truly an honor with B Co 20th EN. You, AJ Pena, Daniel Faulkner, Michael Weger, Jaime Moreno, and Luke Boatright will always be with me in my heart and more importantly in my thoughts each and everyday. I miss the hell out of you. I will always be here for you, Stacy, and little Rhea. I will never forget the ultimate sacrifice you gave for the Barracudas and our great country!!! Barracuda 5 out..."
CPT Calvin Kroeger of Camp War Eagle

"""A life time will not be long enough for us to forget...

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.

Author Unknown

In Loving Memory of CPT Dennis Pintor
Family and Friends of Barracuda
Veteran's Day 2005"""

"Dear Stacy and Rhea,
I served with Dennis in Iraq. I worked with him for the first time as he helped me prep for our convoy live fire training in Kuwait - he was a blessing in disguise. He was always a smiling face on Battalion Staff. His greeting of the day was always a welcome sound - especially with that big 'ol grin. I remember the day he left Ironhorse to go to the "Dirty Bird" to begin Change of Command inventories. He was so excited to be getting out there with "the boys". He had 12 of my soldiers under his command and he would always give me an update when he stopped by our base camp. He meant alot to my soldiers!!
I sit here today on the one year anniversary of his death and remember what a great and awesome leader he was - and friend. He loved his family dearly and I am so deeply saddened by your loss. May God continue to bless you and give you strength as the days go by. Please know Dennis will NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
(CPT Leah Kenfield - Logistics Officer, 20th Engineer Bn - IRONHORSE BASE)"
of Fort Lee, Va

"Sir I will never forget that night when you went out we where joking around in the crazyhourse CP with the PA right before you went on your last mission, it was great that we made you smile and laugh that day it is something that I will never forget.
Cco 1/12 Cav 1CD"
SSG Matt Jackson of Ft.hood Texas

"Memorial Day 2005 - He will always be remembered and loved...we will never forget!"

"Stacy and Rhea,
Dennis was my XO and friend for my two and a half years at FT. Campbell. He was also my LT during the 6 months we spent in Kosovo. I think about the times we had everyday. I will never forget him. I'm truely greatful I had the chance to be his soldier. I will never forget the game of buffalo. Take care and the Pintor family will alway's be in my prayer's."
Nick Benavides of Dayton, Washington

"Pintor family, it is with my dearest sympathy that I write this. I knew Dennis as "Pintor" an enlisted man in my squad. I remember when he told me more than ten years ago that one day I'd be saluting him, he was going to school and would be an officer. Unfortunately we were both stationed at Ft Hood and never knew either one was there: I would have gladly provided the salute. Since the day I read Dennis's name in the paper I have been deeply sadden by your loss. I have spoken with soldiers from his company/BN and have learned what type of leader he turned out to be. I am proud to have served with him and with faithfully serve in his absence. If your family is ever in need I hope they will be in contact. I will never forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals....."
Abresch of Ft Hood

"Stacy and Rhea,
Although I never met Dennis, knowing the both of you was enough to know the meaning of HERO. I know Dennis continues to live in both of you. When I found out you came to Fort Hood to welcome back the soldiers Dennis cared for, I said, "WOW! That's Stacy!"
Stacy, you're truly an "amazing grace," and Dennis, I know you're so proud of them."
Melanie Ropati of Fort Hood, TX

"To the Families of Capt Pintor

I am truely sorry for your loss. He was not only a great man but a great American. I was stationed with him at FT Campbell ky. He was a Platoon Leader and my XO, and went to SAPPER school together. He will be truely missed"
SFC Jarrett Greenway of FT Campbell KY

We Buffaloes of B4 will miss you; you were a great, great person and a friend and mentor to all of us. See you on the other side, brother. Go Buffs.

The Buffs of B4, USMA."
CNJ of Little Rock, Arkansas

"CPT Pintor will forever be in our hearts. Stacy and Rhea I am so sorry for the loss of your husband and father."
Spc Sconyers and Amanda of Fort Hood, Texas

"CPT Pintor, thank you for been a great person and a great leader, you will never be forgotten, we will miss you and keep you in our hearts.."

"It was a honor serving with you. You made a big impact on the Barracudas when you took command. I will miss you everyday. I know you are watching over us. God Bless you and your Family."
Barracuda29 SFC McStay of Camp War Eagle

"Dennis will forever be in the hearts and memories of the Barracudas. Sending love to Stacy and Rhe Rhe."
Sgt. Stocker and Family of Ft. Hood, TX

"To CPT Pintor, Sappers at the breach! You will be missed, and loved forever. Take care of our brothers in arms that have made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom.

To Stacy, Rhea, and family,
You will always be in our hearts and minds. I am saddened that I never had the chance to meet the man who is already dear to so many. May God take Dennis into his arms and care for you always."
SSG Coffman, US Army Engineer ( TC ) of Ft Hood, TX

"To the family of CPT. Dennis Pintor,
The Exchange Club of Jefferson Parish recently hosted a Veteran's Day "Healing Field". It had one flag for every fallen soldier in Iraq and Afghanistan and for every resident of Jefferson Parish that had made the supreme sacrifice in past wars(over 1400 total). My dad is from Elida, OH so I was looking for someone in that area. My son and I purchased CPT. Pintor's flag without knowing anything about him or about his death. After reading the posts on this site about him, I know we made the right decision. He seemed to be an oustanding officer and a great person to have known. I hope that his family will know that we will fly his flag with pride and respect. I will think of him everytime I look at it and will remind my children of the secrifice that he and his family made to help protect our country and our way of life. May God rest his soul. God Bless America."
Matthew, Wendy, Olivia, Noah and Jacob Ruby of Metairie, Louisiana USA

"To the family and friends of CPT Dennis Pintor. I only knew CPT Pintor for a small time while I was in Iraq as part of Task Force 1-12. He was good officer and really cared for his soldiers under his command. It was an honor to serve in Iraq with him and he will be missed. God Bless CPT Pintor and may his soul rest in peace."
David Cunningham of Fort Hood, Texas


I'll never forget what a great time we had playing golf at Fort Leavenworth and Frisby at Fort Knox. You were a Soldier, and Officer, and a Gentleman.

You were a great athlete and a superb student. You were a great leader, and we all looked to you for inspiration and guidance.

Despite your many talents, you were the most humble man I ever knew, bragging only about your beautiful family (and then unceasingly!)

I'll never forget you or SG1N, 16th Cavalry, Fort Knox, KY, 2002.

May God recieve you in His arms.

from Trent
and for:
"Danger" Dave
and the rest of SG1N

We Love You Brother

To Stacy-

Wendy and I send our love and sadness at your loss. When Dennis and I left for five weeks during 2003 to go to Leavenworth, you befriended and comforted my wife Wendy, and we are both grateful for your kindness.

God Bless You,

Trent and Wendy

To Rhea-

You are still a little one, but your Dad could never stop talking about you.

Your Dad was a good friend of mine and a genuine hero. You will always remember him fondly, as I will. He is my hero, too.

Be good to your Mom and don't ever forget what your Dad did for you.

CPT Trent J Lythgoe of OEF, Afghanistan

"Captain Pintor, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To Dennis' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.


The Family of Capt. Ernesto M. Blanco-Caldas, 82nd Airborne
KIA Iraq 12/28/2003.
Gloria Caldas (The Big Ern's Mom) of San Antonio, TX

"Dear Family and Friends of Cpt. Pintor,
I attended the memorial service at St. Gerard's in honor of Dennis, and I was deeply touched. Even though I had never met him, I was so proud of all the accomplishments he achieved in life, and truly inspired by him. People like Dennis are exceptional in every way, and they are the reason I am proud to be an American. It is a shame that such a wonderful life was lost, but I appreciate the sacrifices that he made as a soldier, and the efforts his memory is still making for the children in Iraq. I know it is of little comfort, but I would like to say that Dennis is gone, but NEVER forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God bless you, and God bless America."
Audrey Jones of Lima, Ohio USA

"R.I.P. soldier! Dennis L. Pintor you will not be forgotten. God bless america!"
jenna ewing of minnesota

"We wish to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Thank you Dennis for making the ultimate sacrifice to keep us safe."
Mrs. Arthur's 4th grade class Nelsonville, Ohio

"To the family of Captain Dennis Pintor,
Dennis was Daniel's company commander, and his hero. Daniel thought so much of Capt. Pintor. Alas Daniel also lost his life in Iraq on September 8, 2004. Thank you for your bravery and your leadership and for being a hero that Daniel and everyone else could look up to. May God hold you safe and watch over your family. Our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of a dear husband and wonderful father."
Greg & Pam Gilkey of Clarksville Indiana

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Dennis, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"My deepest sympathy, our family has also suffered the loss of a precious life in this battle for freedom. May God bless you and help you through this time. Forever in our hearts a HERO Dennis L. Pintor."
Amy & Aaron Monier of Waterford, MI.

"Thank you Dennis Pintor, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Capt. Dennis Pintor:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Dennis for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Capt. Dennis Pintor:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Dennis, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on